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Southern/Southwestern Programs?

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by brownsdawg, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. brownsdawg

    brownsdawg Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2004
    The threads I've been able to find on here about such programs may be old our out-dated so I kinda wanted to see what current reputations/opinions are of some of the following programs in states surrounding Texas.

    Louisiana? - Threads I saw in here were made around the time of the hurricane so alot was up in the air. How are these few programs doing now, and how competetive are they?

    Also wondering more about Arkansas, Oklahoma (heard it was good), Arizona...

    I figure fresh feedback is always good.
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  3. GAA

    GAA 5+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    Oklahoma is EXCELLENT, very well known faculty, high number of surgeries and they are building a brand new facility. No program in New Mexico.
  4. 4424

    4424 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2005
    dean mcgee (oklahoma) is terrific. i loved everything about it except that it was in oklahoma. the faculty is amazing, the surgical #s are unreal and the facilities are beautiful.
  5. futureidoc

    futureidoc 2+ Year Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    anyone have any opinion/info on the ut memphis program???
  6. MR1

    MR1 10+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2006

    I liked UT memphis's program a lot. They are esp strong in plastics and oncology. Dr. Haik, the chair, is well known from what I hear. I know in the past they were very spread out but they have a new eye center and everything seemed to be more centralized. They have an amazing wet lab with a surgery simulator. One downside is Memphis, I for one love the town but a lot of people don't. In can be a dangerous town esp downtown but it has improved over the years.

    I second everyone's thought on Oklahoma, it is an amazing program.

    LSU - shreveport: I didn't interview there but have heard they have very strong surgery numbers. I just couldn't see myself living there (have visited before). As far as the New Orleans programs I don't know about them but have heard LSU is doing better than Tulane.

    Arkansas - I was impressed with them, strong surgery numbers. Seem to be strongest in Peds and neuro. Amazing facilites, they have like a 9-story eye institute. One downside is the staggered start, unless you get the first start.
  7. rubensan

    rubensan Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    i thought colorado was a great program with brand new facilities in a cool city

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